Air conditioning is a modern luxury that many people take for granted until they are caught off guard by sudden emergency repairs or system failure.
Few people like to spend money and not be able to see immediate results from it. You buy groceries and see that the pantry is filled. You buy new car tires and stop sooner on the snow. It’s satisfying to spend the money and benefit immediately.
But when it comes to maintenance, whether it’s getting your car an oil change or having someone perform furnace maintenance, it’s the long-term benefits that you have to look at. And it’s not something you want to skip.
Everything breaks down eventually. In order for mechanical devices to work, there’s going to be some level of friction that’s not only wearing away at the pieces but also causing temperature spikes that weaken the molecules in the parts. For air conditioning units, the stresses put on them by being outdoors can also cause them to wear prematurely. For heating units, cold Maryland winters can cause them to turn on multiple times an hour, putting stress on both their electronic and physical components.
First of all, you want to extend the life of your heating and cooling system. They’re not cheap to replace, and keeping them in good working order ensures that small pieces that could be replaced during routine maintenance won’t lead to big problems that cause a total system collapse. Second, an HVAC system always seems to break at the worst possible time, causing you to take time off from work and pay for emergency services. Finally, a broken furnace can be a serious safety concern if it leaks carbon monoxide into your home.
Instead of waiting for you HVAC to break down, extend its life with regular maintenance from a trusted heating and air conditioner company. Click here to learn more about our maintenance plans!